Candlelit carols at East Guldeford

The annual candlelit carol service will be held at St Mary’s, East Guldeford (just off the A259), on Sunday December 21 at 2.30pm, writes Ray Prewer. The...

Parkers watch out . . .

Patrols by police in Rye's citadel continue to be higher profile, writes Nick Taylor. Last weekend officers were seen issuing tickets - and...

Loading bay work to start

Work on the new loading bay in Rye High Street – outside The George In Rye hotel – will start on Monday January 12....

Party with a rattling good raffle

The Christmas spirit is certainly not lacking among our local traders. Thanks to them, The Oliver Curd Trust is able to offer the most generous auction and raffle at a Christmas party at The George next Friday. And even if you're not among the winners, it promises to be a rousing evening with disco and buffet

Grant helps send cadets to Oz

Rye Sea Cadets were one of 10 local community groups to benefit from the grants agreed by The Rye Fund last month. Two young cadets will be flying out to Australia to attend the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day

Online – and now we’re in print

Six months ago "Rye News" was launched by a team of volunteers as a community online newspaper. Today, to give a taste of its content to local readers who prefer their news in print, it appears in that familiar institution "Fixtures" where it claims two firsts: it appears in full colour and is the first editorial the publication has carried since it was founded in 1935

Santa’s night out falls flat

The Cards for Good Causes Santa, who disappeared on Bonfire Night, has been found alive and well, if a bit grubby, and returned to...

A Green & Gold future . . .

Craig Sams, the organic food pioneer who founded Green & Blacks, was in Rye last week to speak to local environmentalists about his latest venture: Carbon Gold - the production of bio-charcoal to improve water retention in soil

Sheep-killer dog put down

A dog that attacked two sheep near Playden has been destroyed, writes Tony Nunn. The black and tan rescue dog, a German Shepherd, was spotted in fields...

Parking’s a load of rubbish

Another hold-up. Traffic halted. No one hurt. Just another day in the fraught centre of bad parking that is Rye's citadel

RYA says ‘thank you’ to Rye sailor

Richard Hopper from Rye Harbour Sailing Club was applauded by the Royal Yachting Association for his dedicated work in promoting the sport of sailing at an awards ceremony and exclusive luncheon

Loss leader, Mr Hickling?

Local conservation group Winchelsea Heritage is worried that Rother's planning department is "'losing" letters sent by Winchelsea residents. Two letters are known to have gone missing and the group's concern is that Rother is so keen to cut costs by encouraging the public to use email that it might have cut corners in the mailroom

Santa changes the day

Santa is coming to town. The date is fixed but not the one we thought it was. He'll be in Rye, ho-ho-ho-ing, on Saturday December 6. If that weren't enough, there'll be another Santa the following Saturday, too. This time down on The Strand - arriving by boat

Tilling unites behind Mapp & Lucia

When the BBC presented a preview of the forthcoming Mapp and Lucia series filmed in the town during the summer, the reception was unanimously enthusiastic. But while the two socialite rivals might be the principal characters, the real star is our location

Here to help those who help others

The Rye Fund has again given away £7,000 in grants to local voluntary and charitable groups. But the list of recipients is not growing and the fund would like to help more of the smaller groups in town. So help yourselves: apply for a grant

Victory for Peasmarsh surgery

The long, frustrating battle to open a satellite surgery in Peasmarsh has finally been won. NHS England said 'yes' at the end of an appeal hearing. Gill Clamp reports

Scorcher the magic dragon

It's back at its fiery best: Rye Bonfire Society's hydraulic, propane-powered metal beast. And it's a marvel to behold, as all who saw it will attest

Fawkes, flames and fireworks

The popular torchlight parade wound through the town on Saturday November 8 as part of the annual bonfire celebrations. At the march's end thousands watched a spectacular firework display, writes Tony McLaughlin

TLC – courtesy of an odd job man

Powerful differences of opinion surfaced at Monday's special meeting of Rye council: would the town spend money on an odd job man or tackle traffic issues? Nick Taylor reports

News flash . . . on wind farm

Last Monday night's storms, which disturbed so many sleepers, demonstrated that the power of a wind turbine is as nothing compared with that of lightning